Diana developed a safe and nurturing classroom environment in which children from many cultures learned with success. She provided support for each learning style and developed good relationships with her students and their parents.

— Dr. Sandy Smith, Director, QSI International School of Astana, Kazakhstan

I turned to Diana to improve my English language skills and to increase my IELTS score from 4.5 to 5.5 in all four areas to enrol in a pre-Master’s course abroad. In the end, after two months, I achieved a score of 5.5 in all skills, which was very surprising considering the short period of training. During our lessons, Diana proved to be an excellent teacher because all the lessons were prepared and carried out with maximum efficiency. I also want to emphasize the reasonable price of training compared with other language schools, which is an important factor at this time. In conclusion, I want to say that Diana and her husband Martin are very decent and good people with whom I would be delighted to work with in the future!

— Asset Ibrayev

Mrs Diana taught me English in 2012 – 2013. Mrs Diana’s lessons are interesting and funny. She is a very nice person – she will listen, help and teach you everything about English. My English improved after every lesson and I learned something new every time that I studied with her. When I imagine the perfect teacher, I imagine Mrs Diana.

— Aivaras Zigaras, 14, Lithuanian student, QSI International School of Astana

I was fortunate to study English with Diana as I prepared for the Analytical Writing section of the GRE (Graduate Records Examination). Teaching writing skills in a foreign language is a difficult challenge which Diana handles successfully. Most of all, I was struck by the way her lessons were clearly organized. A combination of incredible work capacity, rigor, high language proficiency, a talent in teaching, knowledge of the basics of the Russian language (and hence an understanding of the problems faced by English learners), as well as honesty that is impossible to come by these days — that is a brief description of Diana as a teacher and person.

— Zhanar Baiburina, Ph.D., Astana